Sex reveal party! (It’s not what you think…)

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

Sex reveal party! (It’s not what you think…)

March 13th, 2018,

So you’re expecting? Congratulations, what great news!

First things first, let’s see if this article is relevant for you by answering this little questionnaire.

1. Do you already know the baby’s gender?

YES- You may skip this article, unless you have a friend/sister/cousin/colleague who is also pregnant and doesn’t know their future child’s gender.

NO- Go to question 2.

2. Do you wish to know it before the child’s birth?

YES - This article is for you!

NO- This article is not specifically for you, but is chock full of good ideas,         inspiring and funny. We allow you to keep on reading. :)

Eventually, you will want to know if you’re expecting a girl or a boy. It will be a very special moment, which will deserve more of an ambiance than an ultrasound room, a hospital gown and a blurred screen, under lighting which gives a greenish complexion.

Not to mention it would be nice to be able to share this sex reveal (we told you it wasn’t what you thought) with your close ones. Hence, the idea to make a party of it!

Let us help you organize it in a few easy steps:

  1. Ask the person who will do the ultrasound to write the sex on a piece of paper, to slip it in an envelope which they will then seal. Don’t forget to take said envelope before leaving the room;
  2. Give this precious document to the person you will have chosen (with their enthusiastic agreement beforehand) as the Keeper of the Secret and Chief Organizer;
  3. They will then take care of all the preparations. Numerous options are available regarding the party’s theme and reveal stratagem. We’ll get back to this;
  4. On the day of the event, all the guests will be gathered around the future baby (ies), in a beautiful and festive ambiance, and as the excitement is at its peak: reveal, surprise, joy and cheerfulness! All captured for posterity by an assigned photographer (professional or not, according to your budget).

A few theme ideas, inspired by the Lulu in a Box collections:

  • If the party takes place amongst girls only, the Girl’s Night In collection is most appropriate;
  • Contrary to the Baby Shower, which usually takes place without the men, for this event, they are very much welcome. The Picnic and Pastel Chic collections are neutral, while refreshing;
  • Mexico, mi Corazon! and a decoration inspired from it can bring a very festive dimension to the event, especially if children are present (see stratagem No. 4 below).

A few reveal stratagems:

  1. A cake, of which the inner frosting’s color indicates the sex: traditionally pink for a girl, blue for a boy, but the choice is yours; Gender reveal cake
  2. A myriad of helium-filled balloons of the appropriate color placed in a large box. The box opens, the balloons take flight and the skies fill up with the good news; Balloons coming out of a box
  3. Season permitting (and if it’s not too windy), take inspiration from India’s Feast of Colours: everyone gathers outdoors and close their eyes. The Chief Organizer and their team distribute small cups filled with coloured powder to everyone. At the end of the countdown, all the guests throw the powder in the air and open their eyes! The whole group will wear the color for the rest of the celebration;  blue powder
  4. For the Mexican theme: a piñata filled with confetti (or candy) of the appropriate color will charm the kids (and allow them to spend some energy!).pinata with confetti in it

If you yourself have organized such a party, tell us your story and share your pictures with us!

 

 



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